Today, Birmingham, UK’s Oceans Ate Alaska is excited to release their sophomore album Hikari, now available on iTunes. Hikari illuminates major strides in the group’s sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska’s dynamic flare.
To celebrate the album release, the band has also premiered a music video for “Hansha,” a song that explores the idea of how people are often caught between what is real and fake and how today’s society is fixated on cell phones and social media. The video, directed by Jeb Hardwick, further displays this concept using stunning visuals.